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Webzen Kicks Off Cash Shop for Soul of the Ultimate Nation

WEBZEN opens Cash Shop for SUN on Oct 28, It will host various promotional events.

SEOUL, South KOREA - WEBZEN Inc. (NASDAQ: WZEN), a game developer and publisher based in South Korea has announced the commencement of Cash Shop within Soul of the Ultimate Nation (S.U.N.).

Soul of the Ultimate Nation is a fantasy-based massive multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) published through webzen.com. The company has been reaching the world-wide audiences since the first appearance of MU Online in 2006, and with the introduction of Archlord and S.U.N., the number of registered gamers are steadily growing. The global publishing of SUN has been attracting a high interest from all around the world especially in Poland, Germany, and Brazil.

WEBZEN plans to allocate additional servers for S.U.N. and Archlord in Europe this November to cope with the growing users and the impact of geographical distance.

Chang Keun Kim, the chief executive officer of WEBZEN, said, "Soul of the Ultimate Nation has unique game characteristics, such as mixture of MMOPRG and MORPG's contents and those attributes are the reason for the increase number of players. We hope achieve the global campaign for recognition of Korean online RPGs through S.U.N.".

To celebrate the opening of the Cash Shop, WEBZEN will host promotional events. Newly registered users will have a chance to experience some of the Cash Items for free as well as purchasing Cash Items for 30% off from the regular price. Also, players will receive free in-game items (Ghost Pet) for the Halloween event.

The company also announced plans for various events and service plans for MU Online and Archlord. Recently Archlord revealed a new character, 'Swashbuckler', and is getting positive feedbacks from the players, and WEBZEN also plans to host the Castle Siege event in Archlord.

Furthermore, Archlord will complete the account migration from Codemaster and implement multiple language in-game scripts including Spanish. During the month of November, all Archlord players will be given Unique Accessory.

More details of WEBZEN services are available at www.webzen.com.

About WEBZEN Inc,

Founded in 2000 and based in Seoul, South Korea, WEBZEN Inc. (KOSDAQ and NASDAQ: WZEN) has become a leader in the MMOG market and has developed some of the world's top online game and client/server technologies. WEBZEN is continuing the tradition of MU Online, which boasts more than 56 million registered users, with Soul of the Ultimate Nation: World Edition, Huxley: the Dystopia and an array of exciting game titles slated for release in the world's game market. For more information on the company and its products, please visit WWW.WEBZEN.COM.

Reference

1) About WEBZEN.COM Service

WEBZEN.COM is WEBZEN's game portal intended for taking a role of 'Global Digital Entertainment Leader' with its sole objective of becoming the comprehensive game service portal for all the game players around the world.

- The portal, WWW.WEBZEN.COM opened on April 2009

- Started Global MU open beta test in May 2009

- Started Global MU commercial service in June 2009

- Started Global Archlord Service in September 2009

- Started Global SUN Service in October 2009

2) About Global MU Online

- Global MU Online server opened on October 13th, 2003

- The License Agreement signed with K2 Network in 2005 to transfer the global publishing rights.

- Global MU Online starts global service on October 21st, 2009.

- Global MU Online commenced commercial service on October 26th, 2009.

3) About Global Archlord

- Launched in Korea, January 2006 through NHN Inc.

- Launched in China, June 2006 through SHANDA

- Launched in Japan, October 2007 through NHN JAPAN

- Started Global Archlord Service in September 2009

4) About Global 'Soul of the Ultimate Nation (SUN)'

- Launched in Korea, November 2006.

- Launched in Taiwan, April 2007 Webzen Taiwan.

- Launched in China, May 2007 through The9.

- Launched in Japan, April 2008 through GameOn.

- Started Global SUN Service in October in October

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